Drink in the wild air

It’s still very much summer, but I can see that fall is around the corner just by the changes in our yard. I am already harvesting ornamental gourds, for one thing. I am growing those specifically for fall d├ęcor. I broke in my dehydrator by drying some cherry tomatoes. It took FOREVER (more than 24Continue reading “Drink in the wild air”

Self propelled flowers

I mentioned in my last post that I was making garlic powder. Well, it was a successful experiment in that garlic powder was the end result. However, all that work peeling garlic (7 or 8 heads) and the hours spent drying it in the oven only yielded half a spice jar of garlic powder. NeedlessContinue reading “Self propelled flowers”

As spring fades into summer

Today is the first day I’ve been out to work in the yard in over a week. Last Saturday was my birthday, so I took the day off from working outside. (Even though the weather was perfect!) I took my morning coffee out on our screened-in porch, listened to the birds, and played my wordContinue reading “As spring fades into summer”

Where the Cottonwood Blows

It’s that joyous time of year when downy cottonwood seeds float through the air. And then they land. And cover everything. We actually had big clumps of them all over the yard. They got in our clothes, our shoes, Blitz’s fur … Thankfully, I’m not seeing quite so many this week (she writes, as sheContinue reading “Where the Cottonwood Blows”

Movin’ to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches

Fun fact: One of my childhood nicknames was Peaches. Though I honestly don’t know why. OK, so this peach tree is actually pretty small, and I don’t think 10 peaches are even developing on it at the moment. But I’m delighted to see that I will have peaches this year, provided nothing happens to themContinue reading “Movin’ to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches”

Spring at the Farm

I love experiencing our first spring here. The yard seems to always be muddy and the weeds are out of control, but I love witnessing the changes in our woods, our pond, our trees … Living here is hard work, but I have no regrets. It’s rewarding, tremendously peaceful, and quiet. Right now, I’m focusingContinue reading “Spring at the Farm”

April showers bring …

Well, May flowers, yes. But also flooding. The biggest downside to moving here so far is just how much the yard floods. And we’ve had A LOT of rain since we moved here. I have had to be more accepting of mud getting all over everything, especially Blitz. That dog loves to be out inContinue reading “April showers bring …”